Organ on Resonance 104.4FM, 9.00PM Sunday 10th JAN 2010. This week with Sean on DJ duties. On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via

This week’s playlist..

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta) 
2: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG –  Masters Hands (Because)
3: DIVORCE – Early Christianity (Deathbomb Arc)
4: BITCHES – Winner (self release)
5: EXTRA LIFE –  The Ladder (Loaf)
6: ULTIMATE THRUSH – Complex Cats (Deathbomb Arc)
7: CASTROVALVA – Thuglife (Brew)
8: THE KNIFE –  Colouring Of Pigeons (Brille) 
9: GENESIS – The Knife (Charisma) 
10: TIK//TIK –  Hatin’ On Yer Decade (Deathbomb Arc)
11: THESE NEW PURITANS –  We Want War (Angular) 
12: QUASI – Repulsion (Kill Rock Stars) 
13: THE REAL McKENZIES - Pour Decisions (Fat Wreck)
14: JAGA JAZZIST - Prognissekongen (Ninja Tune)
15: THE WORM OUROBOROS -  River Bed  (Profound Lore)

Details, news, links and things for you to go explore and follow up...

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta) - our adopted theme tune so you know where you are. Transistor Six is Frances Castle, there’s lots of fine art and creativity to explore from Francis so please please do. You can now get the whole tune downloaded for yourselves and find links to her artwork, albums, her new Hardy Tree project  and lots more over at

2: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG –  Masters Hands (Because) – Charlotte Gainsbough, actress, part of the Gainbourg family, Serge... Charlotte Gainsbourg has made a very fine new album called IRM. Some of it is very experimental, some of it lushly French and softly seductive, all of it impressively good. Recorded with Beck and yes, surprisingly worthy of attention on a left-field radio station like Resonance. Out on 25th Jan - or

3: DIVORCE – Early Christianity (Deathbomb Arc) - Foot Village, one of the finest bands out there right now, have put together a free download compilation album featuring the bands and such that they shared stages with on last year’s European tour, fourteen tracks including some previously unreleased Foot Village material. Divorce are on there alongside JOY OF SEX, BLUE SABBATH BLACK FUJI, HYPER BLACK BASS and more, go grab it for free from here via Deathbomb Arc
        Divorce and their onslaught of delightfully abrasive rhythmic shouty noise are from Glasgow –

4: BITCHES – Winner (self release) – Bitches are self releasing a 7” single in Feb, “A London based boy/girl, bass/drums duo, who make fuzzed up noise pop for dancing, fighting and good times”. Instantly love all three tracks, expect more play before release and more details soon. Excellent noise! – – you can also find Bitches on that Foot Village/Deathbomb Arc compilation we featured on tonight’s show (see track 2). Bitches are playing lots right now, go check their website... 

5: EXTRA LIFE –  The Ladder (Loaf) – The New York band who made a big impact in 2009 here in Europe with their excellent Secular Works album and some very fine gigs, are already setting the standards for 2010 with this taste of their forthcoming album, due out in March. Find the download link and all the details via the latest Organ news page at

6: ULTIMATE THRUSH – Complex Cats (Deathbomb Arc) – Also from that excellent Foot Village compilation, see track 2, Ultimate Thrush are also  from Glasgow, more headrushing hardboiled noise, scathingly raw riffs, mathy punk hardcore goodness, insane yelling and well you didn’t expect this show to enter 2010 quietly did you?

7: CASTROVALVA – Thuglife (Brew) – Another play for one of the best singles of late last year. The Leeds band, now with added vocals that have pulled the well clear of any pigeonhole they may have been flirting with in their previous life as a post-hardcore complex instrumental band. They got funk and bite now, think Prince for Math rock fans who like to mosh and you’re somewhere vaguely near. The band are in London next week for a show at the Gaff, Holloway Road, good looking bill, happens on the 17th. Can’t wait for a full album from this line up, hopefully this year? Unreasonable of them to play on a Sunday when we’re in here on the radio! - or

8: THE KNIFE –  Colouring Of Pigeons (Brille) -  Four or five minute taster of a new eleven minute track. The Knife will release a recording of their opera, 'Tomorrow, In A Year', in March. Commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma and based on Charles Darwin's 'On The Origin Of The Species', the project was written in collaboration with Mt Sims and Planningtorock and received its live premier in Copenhagen on the 2nd Sept last year.  Says the duo's Olof Dreijer: "At first it was very difficult as we really didn't know anything about opera.  We'd never been to one. I didn't even know what the word libretto meant. But after some studying, and just getting used to opera's essence of pretentious and dramatic gestures, I found that there is a lot to learn and play with. In fact, our ignorance gave us a positive respectless approach to making opera. It took me about a year to become emotionally moved by an opera singer and now I really do. I really like the basic theatrical values of opera and the easy way it brings forward a narrative. We've approached this before in The Knife but never in such a clear way". The album will be released via Brille Records on 1 Mar. You can download Colouring from this link on the Organ music news page at Explore The Knife at

9: GENESIS – The Knife (Charisma)  We couldn’t resist a bit of fader play and a touch of mixing and a few minutes of The Knife and some classic 70’s prog to follow that tasre of newness from The Knife...

10: TIK//TIK – NO09 (Deathbomb Arc) – This is how the mysterious Tik/Tik spent new year’s eve, making this piece of ear manipulation, hard-boiled creative colourfully violent positive noise. This track isn’t on the new album out on Deathbomb Ark (Brian from Foot Village’s label), you can grab it as a free download right now though Get the download from the Organ news page at More info from here – Deathbomb Arc or find out more via

11: THESE NEW PURITANS –  We Want War (Angular) – Play this new seven and a half minute single on the last show of last year and said this: “Sometimes you pick up a band’s new single from the top of the pile of things that have been sent in, the pile of things that are there patiently waiting for attention, and that thing you’ve picked up just stops everything. Hang on, what's this? Wasn't expecting their new single to be this good, expected their next step to be challenging, didn’t expect anything as good as these seven and a half minutes though, this is a serious step up. The London band’s new single is out on January 11th January (they play Bush Hall on 25th January). There’s all kinds of things going on within these sometimes dense, sometimes light seven minutes of experimental left field whatever you want to call it.. All kinds of rituals and rhythms, all kinds of otherness, Liars-good (that is high compliment from us). Something rather rewarding, something different, oh yes, a massive leap towards 2010 for these new Puritans, jumping up to the big league” Out tomorrow then and  –

12: QUASI – Repulsion (Kill Rock Stars) - Quasi, now signed to Portland's Kill Rock Stars, have a new album, titled American Gong, on the way. The follow-up to 2006's When the Going Gets Dark. You can hear/download a free track, Repulsion, from said new forthcoming album, to tide you over until the album comes out on February 23.(I’m guessing that’s a U.S release date). Grab the links and details of the free download via the news page –

13: THE REAL McKENZIES - Pour Decisions (Fat Wreck) – The mad as a haggis bagpipe throwing punk rock sons of the Scottish  Highlands are on their way over from Canada for a UK tour and to laugh at the way us English handle a little bit of snow. Pipes, kilts, riffs, most pits, punk rock, flings, reels, get in the pit! Tour starts next week, hits London on the 27th Jan, Kilburn Good Ship – or or

14: JAGA JAZZIST - Prognissekongen (Ninja Tune) – Track from the forthcoming album  One Arm Bandit (out Jan 25th). The nine piece Norwegian jazz-rock experimental behemoth have no intention of holding back this time, “Wagner meets Fela Kuti” says a slightly tongue-in-cheek band leader Lars Horntveth. Sounds like full on fusion flavoured prog rock brilliance to us – or

15: THE WORM OUROBOROS -  River Bed  (Profound Lore) – An epic eleven minute track from the Oakland band’s just released debut album – crafted tunes, epic folk flavoured interludes, heavy elements that head towards a moody ethereal Zeppelin blended with a touch of bands like 3rd And The Mortal or This Mortal Coil, and extended doomy heavy rock/metal moods...  perfect way to end the first show of 2010 –

And that was the first show of 2010, worth the battle through the ice, snow and non running tubes to bring it to you live from London Bridge. Already a year alive with exciting new music and significant releases, with underground creativity, bands like Bitches and Foot Village doing it themselves, we’re off and running.  Next week Marina and the first of her OTHER ROCK SHOW broadcasts – the ongoing exploration of rock music beyond the conventions of mere 4/4. 


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